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Friday 1 December 2017
In My Kitchen - December 2017
As for the weather, we had a hot spring and now the first day of summer brings us storms. I rode to work and took heed of suggestions I leave early. I rode through heavy rain and soon after I got home it cleared up. Sod's law. But at least it wasn't too wet going to work and I didn't have to deal with a crowded damp public transport system. But enough talk of the weather. Let's have a look at my kitchen.
Smalt had Cold Smoked Honey I had to try some. It is odd to smell the smoky flavour and taste the sweetness but I like it. The smoked flavour takes the edge off the tooth aching sweetness of honey. I really want to bake with it but I also just want to enjoy it on crumpets.
strawberry chia seed jam and then dotted them with choc chips. The red could have been a bit pinker but it was pretty good and tasted delicious.
Braised Lentils with Tomatoes and Toasted Coconut.
website and found that there must have been a major typo on the packet because the smoky barbecue ingredients are listed as " Organic coconuts*, organic coconut sugar*, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, Himalayan pink salt".
overnight sourdough bread. This version had 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of tomato paste, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 tbsp honey added to my regular recipe (with salt reduced to 12g). It was good but not as much flavour as I had hoped. I enjoyed some bread rolls for lunch and also had fun making a few into fish.
Wild Rice Burger.
Gruen. They recently talked about special editions of favourite brands. For example Tim Tams do lots of special editions that cost more and have less biscuits in a packet than the regular Tim Tams. They laughed at the idea of this Vegemite Blend 17 limited edition jar. So did I. Yet when I saw it in the shops I still wanted to try it. We have not quite got through the last jar so I still haven't tasted it.
Meanwhile for those looking for a cute gift idea, I noticed that our local KMart is doing personalised Vegemite jars. For the person who has everything!
squeezy bottle pancakes recently, Christmas shapes were a must. Such as this Christmas tree. I have been resisting the Christmas bug as much as possible.
For me, 1 December is the day to start taking out all the Christmas books, CDs, and decorations (the Christmas tree is still a couple of weeks away). Sylvia has been sneaking out what she can over the last few weeks but today she knew I would let her take what she wants so this morning she took as much out as she could from the shelves and after school, got our everything else. There is no avoiding that Christmas will be here very soon. Hope you are coping with the Christmas onslaught!
I am sending this post to Sherry of Sherry's Pickings for the In My Kitchen event, that was started by Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, If you would like to join in, send your post to Sherry by 10th of the month. Or just head over to her blog to peek into more kitchens.